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Verizon Snaps Up 5 DOL Telecom Modernization Task Orders Worth $887M

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Verizon Snaps Up 5 DOL Telecom Modernization Task Orders Worth $887M

Verizon announced that it will be modernizing all of the Department of Labor‘s legacy telecommunications and IT services after having been awarded five Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions task orders with a combined worth of $887 million. Under the deal, the wireless network operator will develop a secure data and voice network at nearly 1,000 DOL offices.

The contract also requires that Verizon supply unified communications, video services and enterprise applications for the department’s approximately 20,000 users. Jennifer Chronis, senior vice president for the public sector at Verizon, said the award of multiple tasks further solidifies the company’s role as the end-to-end digital solutions provider to the government market.

Chronis added that the company’s “next-generation technology and modernized network services” will help the DOL transform the way it serves the public.

Early on, the Labor Department intended to issue only two task orders on the government’s $50 billion EIS contract for network modernization and was only 77.6 percent done with its transition off legacy contracts as of Aug. 27, according to a monthly status report from the General Services Administration.

Subsequent task orders were greenlighted later. DOL’s third EIS task order covers content delivery network services, which Verizon will evolve to create an enterprise cloud environment for implementing infrastructure-as-a-service, platform-as-a-service and software-as-a-service, FedScoop reported Tuesday.

The fourth task order addresses DOL’s Managed Trusted Internet Protocol Service and the installation of MTIPS ports at seven data centers nationwide, while the fifth task will support unified communications services for employees, integrating multiple methods like IP-based voice and video services for wireless information exchange, FedScoop revealed.

Meanwhile, work under a previous EIS task order awarded to Verizon has been completed, it was further reported.

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